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More on the Hounds and future of Loudoun County baseball

Even under the best of circumstances it’s hard to finance new-ballpark construction, but as VIP Sports & Entertainment found out, financing a new facility for the Loudoun Hounds ended up being a losing proposition — and there’s no money to move forward. Yesterday we covered the developments surrounding legal moves initiated by the developer of […]

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Proposed for 2014: the Schaumburg Zombies

Professional baseball teams are always looking for a new way to reach fans, and the Schaumburg Boomers (independent; Frontier League) have come upon a unique marketing tool: a Kickstarter campaign to finance and promote a Schaumburg Zombies night at Boomers Stadium. You can view the Kickstarter campaign here. The premise of Kickstarter is simple: supporters […]

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No more Alexandria Aces for 2013

Putting a team in partially condemned Bringhurst Field didn’t end up working out for the independent United League, as the Alexandria Aces have reportedly folded. A report in the Brownsville Herald quotes United League Baseball chief executive officer John Bryant as saying the team’s season is over, and that the league’s schedule will be accommodated […]

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It’s the Alexandria Aces for 2013

The Alexandria Aces (independent; United League Baseball) are officially returning to Bringhurst Field, as the indy circuit signs a lease that will work around the dangerous portions of the historic ballpark. As you’ll recall, late last season a different version of the Aces — this one playing in the summer-collegiate Texas Collegiate League — pulled […]

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Did bidding process save money on new Saints ballpark? City says no

Though the end contract with Ryan Companies to design and build a new St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) ballpark came in $500,000 under original estimates, St. Paul officials say a competitive bid process didn’t actually save any money. City of St. Paul officials initially awarded the design/build contract to Ryan on a no-bid basis, […]

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Parkersburg continues ballpark debate; Ripken Design reportedly interested

Parkersburg (W. Va.) officials held a third public meeting about a possible new ballpark for an independent Frontier League team, with Ripken Design expressing interest in the planning process. Crowds were small for the three public meetings, and many of the concerns were what you’d expect: whether public money should be spent on a new […]

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